Jo Dunn

Jo Dunn, 93, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 13, 2020. She was born on April 29, 1926 in Abbott, Texas to her parents, Delbert and Fannie Diggs. Jo was a long-time resident of Bryan and was the epitome of a maverick in many ways throughout her life. She was one of the first women in Bryan to become a successful entrepreneur and during a time when women wore skirts and dresses, she challenged the status quo and smartly wore trousers. She was hardworking and instilled in her children the importance of diligence and professionalism. Jo loved her family and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by parents, Delbert and Fannie Diggs; her husband, George R. Dunn; the father of her children, Willie Ihlenfeldt; and grandchildren, Christine Perry and Audrey Cardenas.

Jo is survived by her children, Billie Fowler, Patsy Zabel and her husband, Gordon, Paul Bruce Ihlenfeldt and his wife, Jean; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Wanda Sauls; sister-in-law, Marion Hawkins; several generations of nieces and nephews; close family friend, Sheri Jones; and a host of extended family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Burleson St. Joseph Manor Activity Department, 1022 Presidential Corridor, Caldwell, TX 77836.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, February 8th with the Celebration of Life to follow at 1 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Chapel of Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S. College Ave., Bryan, TX 77801. The graveside service and inurnment will follow in Wheelock Cemetery in Robertson County, TX.

Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station. Express condolences at


  1. Mrs. Dunn was a beautiful person both inside and out. She made an impact on many young Aggie’s by giving them jobs while in school and I was one of those lucky individuals. She was a great mentor and someone I think about often when reminiscing about my college days. She will be missed but not forgotten.

  2. My grandma Dunn I spent quiet few years with you. You were the grandmother I never had you were always there for me when I needed to talk to someone. When I was down you knew how to make me laugh to have a better day .I miss seeing you when I pass your room. But deep down in my heart I know your in a better place Rest in Peace grandma Dunn I love you

  3. Mrs. Dunn was a beautiful soul! Kind,loving and forever memorable! We will all miss her at St. Joseph. Rest easy Grandma Dunn!

  4. Jo Dunn was an adventurous business woman with a sweet and sassy personality. She could see the possibilities in every venture. We know she is hugging and making up for lost time with those beautiful granddaughters Christine and Audrey . There is some extra joy in heaven.

  5. Heartfelt Sympathies on the loss of this DEAR SWEET LADY. So Blessed and Thankful to have known this AMAZING and FUN LADY—I will always cherish the many many memories we shared thru the years
    Loved Granny Dunn more
    Prayers and LOVE
    Nan Houdek Latimer

  6. I just heard about Ms. Dunn’s passing.
    I loved watching the beautiful tribute and laughed and cried when I saw the picture of her and mom. Those two were something else. We all had so much fun with her and shared much laughter over the years. She was a beautiful lady and I have no doubt Pat (mom) was waiting with open arms and a margarita.
    Much love and warm thoughts to her wonderful family. I know she loved y’all very much. She will forever be in our hearts and greatly missed. Lisa Houdek


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